Reliance Communications and Facebook Join hands to bring free Data services in India

Reliance Communications and Facebook have come together in a partnership.  The purpose of this partnership is to provide millions of internet users in India free data access to a limited amount of websites through


Via, Reliance customers can access certain sites without incurring data charges. For example through, Reliance customers can access Bing, a popular search giant free of cost. This service will be available on 2G as well as 3G.

These services will only be available exclusively to Reliance customers in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and Kerala. Other circles are expected to join soon.

List of free services are divided in to the following categories:

Careers & Jobs: TimesJobs, Babajob

Education & Knowledge: Wikipedia, wikiHow,, Translator, Reuters Market Lite, Jagran Josh

Health & Social Welfare: Facts for Life (UNICEF), BabyCenter & MAMA,                     Girl Effect (Nike Foundation), iLearn (UN Women), Malaria No More, Socialblood, AP Speaks

News: BBC News, Times of India, India Today, NDTV, BBC News, IBNLive, Aaj Tak,, Daily Bhaskar, Maalai Malar, Maharashtra Times,Jagran, Newshunt,

Search: Bing (from Microsoft)

Social: Facebook, Facebook Messenger

Sports: ESPN Cricinfo

Utility: OLX, Astro, Cleartrip, AccuWeather

These services are said to be available in English, Marathi, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Gujarati. Other languages are expected to join soon.